Conventions. Why?

Why? Why, these conventions? Why 15,000 journalists at these conventions? What are we doing? What is this all about?

This week is all about an Oprah Winfrey sighting.

Thanks to MSNBC’s Courtney Hazlett for clearing that up just now.

Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.